Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Bacon and Thyme – one of the best ways to cook mushrooms! Mushrooms, bacon, thyme and cream create an excellent flavor combination: very savory, perfectly seasoned. This sauce makes a great accompaniment to grilled meats, chicken, pork, steaks, etc.
I love easy recipes and this one is no exception.
Start by cooking mushrooms in 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium heat in a large skillet for about 3 minutes, flipping once. Do not salt mushrooms – this will ensure the mushrooms get caramelized:
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In the mean time, cook bacon, about 5 slices, (I cook it in the oven), drain the bacon from fat, chop the bacon into smaller bites, and add chopped, cooked bacon to the skillet:
Add heavy cream, salt, snipped fresh thyme, bring everything to boil, then reduce to simmer and simmer for about 2 minutes for the flavors to blend. Remove from heat and add more salt if needed. That’s it! Your sauce is ready to be served!
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add sliced mushrooms (without salting - to ensure they mushrooms get caramelized) and cook on medium heat for about 3 minutes flipping once.
Add chopped cooked bacon to the skillet.
Add heavy creamy, 1/8 teaspoon salt and snipped fresh thyme, bring to boil, stir, immediately reduce to simmer and simmer for about 2 minutes on very low heat for flavors to blend and sauce to reduce a bit. Taste and add more salt if needed.